The release, which Aras says has already been downloaded over 2,000 times, is stocked with dozens of corporate community contributions driving hundreds of new features and enhancements. In addition, there are updated Web browser screens with a more modern Microsoft “look and feel”, along with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) standard integration. Among the highlights of the new Aras release:
· ECO / MCO online change workflows for fast and easy engineering and supply chain changes
· New Redline revision compare for BOMs, suppliers, documents
· Embedded Lockheed Martin security protocols
· Modular process planner for reuse of groups of manufacturing operations or workcells in Process Flow Definition, FMEAs and inspection and test Control Plans
These new features build on what was announced in Version 9, including new search capabilities such as support for Microsoft Live Search and the GlobalSpec online parts database of over 180 million parts.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.